Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks contract brings wound care training to Texas

PLAINFIELD, IL– Wound Care Education Institute® (WCEI®), the country’s leading wound care education provider, has been quite busy in Texas this year. Since entering into partnership with the DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation in July 2017, WCEI has provided comprehensive wound care training to 51 students in Texas. The training has been offered as part of a Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) contract awarded by the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Director of Quality & Patient Safety for the DFWHC Foundation, Patti Taylor, MHA, RRT, shared her enthusiasm about the training by saying, “We feel fortunate to have partnered with WCEI for this education. The instructors who have come to Texas to teach have been very energetic and inspiring to the students. The Skin and Wound Management course is based on current standards of care and evidence-based research which aligns with our mission to serve as a catalyst for continual improvement in public health and healthcare delivery through education and research.”

Jennifer Whytlaw, RN, a student of the course held in Richland Hills, Texas commented, “I would recommend this course to my colleagues. We all need this knowledge.”

WCEI offers the Skin and Wound Management course online or in a live classroom setting. Upon completion of the course, those who meet the eligibility requirements and successfully pass the national board certification exam by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® will become board certified in wound care, earning the prestigious WCC® (Wound Care Certified) credential. Over 22,000 health professionals have taken the steps to become WCC certified.

About Wound Care Education Institute
WCEI is the leading national educational center of excellence for wound care and ostomy education. WCEI’s mission is to develop multi-disciplinary wound care professionals by offering training programs based on current standards of care and evidence-based research. WCEI has trained thousands of wound care physicians, therapists, nurses and sales and marketing professionals through webinars, seminars, and the Wild on Wounds® (WOW) national conference.

About DFW Hospital Council Foundation
Based in Irving, Texas, DFWHC Foundation is a 90-member trade organization with 50 years of service to Texashealthcare. Governed by a 15-member Board of Trustees made up of hospital executive officers, the hospital trade association is committed to the continuous improvement of patient care.